Pollution from single-use plastics harms our planet, our wildlife, and our own health. Much of this pollution comes from plastic items we don't need in our lives at all - from plastic grocery bags to polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) takeout food containers. The plastics project aims to push forward both local and statewide legislation to ban single-use plastic bags. Currently, we are focused on forming key partnerships with other organizations, such as ANJEC and the Plastic Pollution Coalition, & taking action for a state plastics bill to pass through the state Assembly.
Project Coordinator: Purva Bommireddy
Eco-Bricks Project Coordinator
Newark Academy - Class of 2020
Jamie is a 17 year-old passionate environmentalist and activist. Since she began educating herself about environmental issues and pollution in middle school, she has striven to produce as little waste as possible and has become an advocate in her family, community, and school for environmental awareness. As co-president of her school's Environmental Club, a youth member of the Sunrise Movement, her school's Student Representative for the Faculty's Sustainability Committee, and an attendee of the Maplewood municipality's Environmental Board meetings, she has many outlets for environmental leadership to fuel her passion for helping the planet.